Can You Spot a Digital?

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Do you have a trained eye for analogue? Take this test and find out!

As I was browsing through photos on the Lomography website, I realized that some photos seemed to scream “analogue” while others were slightly more ambiguous. I don’t feel as though I always can tell the difference between a digital and analogue photo at first glance. Sure, there are some of the obvious telltale signs – light leaks, vignetting, dust or scratches on the film, but it made me wonder…how many people in the lomo community can tell the difference between digital and analogue?

Below I have a mixture of digital and analogue photos. Can YOU tell which ones are analogue, and which are digital? Post your answers below if you think you know! (No cheating by looking at my home!)

written by 0live on 2012-10-23 in #lifestyle #digital #fake #test #quiz #trial #analogue

13 Comments

  1. fivedayforecast
    fivedayforecast ·

    5, 9, 12 for sure.

    Maybe 1, 2, and 8.

  2. steffie222
    steffie222 ·

    1: Digital
    2: digital
    3: film

    4:film
    5:digital
    6:digital
    7: film
    8: ?
    9: film
    10: film
    11: film
    12: Digital

    Where do we find answers?

  3. leesah1001
    leesah1001 ·

    Digital: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12
    Film: 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11

    Where are the answers?!

  4. steeef
    steeef ·

    i think analogue are: 11, 10 (but it has a strange color), 7 (but i think someone put up the satiation in a digital way. blue sky looks full of pixel), 4 (nice distortion and vignetting in the corners), 1 looks wunderfull, a little bit perfekt (clear lines) as taken with a digital camera - maybe the same cam like picture 7 ;) ...

  5. marypaulinem
    marypaulinem ·

    analogue
    2
    3
    4
    5
    8
    10
    11

    digital
    1
    6
    7
    9
    12

  6. 0live
    0live ·

    @steffie222 and @leesah1001 i will post the answers soon :)

  7. modopolis
    modopolis ·

    cool cool cool!!!

    1 digital
    2 digg
    3 film
    4 digital
    5 digital
    6 digital
    7 film
    8 film
    9 film
    10 digital
    11 digital
    12 film

  8. desibel
    desibel ·

    I'm usually pretty good with spotting the difference, but i might be wrong!
    1 digital, 2 digital, 3 analogue, 4 analogue, 5 digital, 6 digital, 7 analogue, 8 digital, 9 digital, 10 analogue, 11 analogue, 12 digital

  9. alix-mansell
    alix-mansell ·

    Digital = 1,5,9,12

  10. walasiteodito
    walasiteodito ·

    no answers yet?

  11. 0live
    0live ·

    THE ANSWERS.............................

    DIGITAL: #1, #2, #5, #6, #8, #9, #12

    FILM: #3 (Kodak BW400CN scanned as color film); #4 (Lomo CN400); #7 (Lomo X-pro slide 200); #10 (Kodak BW400CN); #11 (Fuji Pro S 120)

    Well done everyone!

  12. holgardo
    holgardo ·

    Too data... You have posted the answer, but (If someone want to believe me) I had just one mistake before reading answers.

  13. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    Kind of misleading. Analog doesn't have to be blurry and off color, and digital can be. If you compare a crappy plastic camera to a modern digital, yes, you can tell the difference, but a decent film camera will rival digital. I am a film guy, and have fun with my Holga's and 110 cameras, so I'm not saying that's not OK, it's just not the only thing.

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